January 2022

Dear friends,

As we head into the new year, dealing with the ongoing pandemic has turned into the new normal. Nevertheless, we’re hopeful that we’ve found a way to successfully deal with the relevant issues, and so we continue to make exciting plans for the coming season!

First on the horizon is our upcoming FebFest, featuring the music of our guest composer and conductor, Rosephanye Powell. This annual event has become very popular. Given in conjunction with the United Church of Santa Fe, and held in their sanctuary, FebFest is sure to sell out. An additional highlight will be the inspirational talk given by Richard Antoine White, followed by a book signing featuring his new memoir I’m Possible. With only 90 spots and all of northern New Mexico invited, those places will go quickly! For more information, or to reserve your spot, you can go here: https://abqcorolux.org/febfest2022/

Our board recently made the exciting decision to continue funding our Youth Chorus, El Faro! Originally begun as a necessary part of our production of the Brubeck’s La Fiesta de la Posada, the response from the community was so enthusiastic we decided to continue to offer this musical outlet for young singers. For more information, or to register your young singer for the group, please go here: https://abqcorolux.org/elfaro/

We’re very much looking forward to our upcoming performance of my Requiem for chorus and orchestra, to be performed as a part of the New Mexico Philharmonic’s season. This will be the 20th anniversary of the premiere, and I’m deeply gratified to share this milestone with Coro Lux, the Philharmonic and the community. For more information, and to buy tickets, you can go to the New Mexico Philharmonic’s website — after, of course, you’ve finished perusing our site. Here’s a link: https://nmphil.org/event/ellingboe-conducts-ellingboe-april-3-2022/

And the Chamber Chorus is looking forward to our annual Pops concerts at the Canteen Brewhouse. Two shows on May 1st, outside, in a casual atmosphere and including audience sing-alongs. What’s not to like?! Go here for tickets https://abqcorolux.org/tickets/

Here’s wishing us all a happy and harmonious new year!


Bradley Ellingboe

Founder and Artistic Director

Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email info@abqcorolux.org.



Auditions are now open for the Fall 2022 season. Please note, to be accepted into Coro Lux you must show proof you are fully vaccinated. (Please also note all veteran members must reaudition.) The board has yet to determine masking policy for the Fall season.


Audition dates are Wednesday, 8/17; Thursday, 8/18; Friday, 8/19; Saturday, 8/20 and will be held in the choir room of St. Paul Lutheran (1100 Indian School NE).

Please go to our Auditions page for more information and to sign up.

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Coro Lux is built on the ideal of “doing good as we do well.” We believe that in diversity there is strength. We believe the voices of the world should be heard, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. In the past we have used our concerts to call for peace and to benefit charitable causes, and we will redouble our efforts going forward. Through our art we sing for a better world.

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